For Bayern Munich’s coach Niko Kovac, his team didn’t deserve to lose against Leverkusen and the game “should have ended in a draw.”
Leon Goretzka scored at the end of the first half to win Bayern Munich a 1-0 lead over Bayer Leverkusen.
But then Leverkusen saw how Leon Bailey scored in the 53rd minute, Kevin Volland in the 63rd and Lucas Alario in the 87th to give them a 3-1 win.
And for the Bavarians’ coach Niko Kovac, the match should have ended up in a draw.
“We shouldn’t have lost the match,” Niko Kovac told the club’s official website.
“It should have ended in a draw. We should have closed it out then.”
“The result doesn’t reflect what happened on the pitch. It was an intense match,” he explained.
“We played well in the first half, whereas Leverkusen went missing. We should have closed it out then.”
“Leverkusen took four shots and scored three goals. We wanted to be compact but we made a few mistakes when we conceded the goals,” he added.
For Bayern’s Thomas Muller the game was very difficult.
“The match was intense from the start. We knew what awaited us,” he said.
“We had good chances and scored the opener. Then Leverkusen leveled from a set-piece.”
“Leverkusen didn’t exactly take us apart in the second half. The match was very wild, very scrappy,” he commented.
On the other side of the field, Leverkusen coach Peter Bosz was very happy for the result.
“It was a nice match for the fans. Both teams had to win today, you could see that. Both attacked, it wasn’t easy for us,” he commented.
“It was important for us to keep our heads up and try to attack after we conceded the opener. My players were bold in the second half, they did a very good job.”
Meanwhile, Julian Brandt spoke on how he felt after the game.
“It was an emotional match. I’m very drained, we had to run a lot. Bayern is a very, very good team. But we were on a par with them today. We wanted to score goals,” he explained.
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) February 2, 2019